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Limited Posting Through Halloween

Pumpkin ImageEveryone, it’s that time of year again. If you’ve been around this site long enough you know that, toward the end of October, I always take at least a few days off from the regular posting schedule here at Plagiarism Today so that I can finish up work on my charity haunted house and get it ready to open on the 25th.

I will still be posting as time allows and I will be still doing any client work or projects that I have, but things might get a little bit quiet over the next few days.

Previously, I would scale back posting through the entire month of October but, in more recent years, I only scale back the last week as I’ve both gotten better at haunting and been more free to dedicate time to this site.

So, expect fewer posts for the next week and a half. However, I will be doing the podcast at the usual time on Wednesday the 23rd (5PM ET) though it may be posted Monday rather than Friday, depending on time constraints.

However, the podcast for the 30th of October has been, tentatively at least, cancelled as that is an open night for the haunt.

I should be back to normal schedule on November 1st.

However, I’ll be leaving on the 6th of November to head to Columbus, Ohio to moderate a panel at the American Medical Writers Association conference on plagiarism in medical writing. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone in Columbus and having a great conversation about plagiarism there.

After that, I should be back from the conference by that weekend and we will be back to 100%, for the foreseeable future, on November 11.

In the meantime, I encourage you to check out the posts that I wrote in 2011 about the impact copyright law has had on horror movies.

Those stories included:

  1. How a Copyright Mistake Created the Modern Zombie: Why do zombies die when you shoot their brain and are afraid of fire? Blame a copyright blunder.
  2. Dracula vs. Nosferatu: A true Copyright Horror Story: Nosferatu’s attempt to dodge copyright law didn’t save him from an infringement lawsuit and nearly erased his movie, but he still left its mark on vampire lore.
  3. How Universal Re-Copyrighted Frankenstein’s Monster: The original book “Frankenstein” may be in the public domain, but the most common mental image people have of the monster in the book is very much copyright protected.

Thank you very much for your patience and look forward to seeing you guys after the season of spooks and scares has passed us by!

Most importantly though, Happy Halloween!

2 comments
Adam
Adam

You sound like my wife. If she could make Hallowe'en a national holiday, she would...even if it meant taking out Christmas.

Jonathan Bailey
Jonathan Bailey

Your wife is a wonderful woman and you chose very well...